On Wednesday, July 14, Zoe Butt will talk about her experiences collaborating with artists to forge new practices of both curatorship and creation in the volatile world of China, Vietnam and across the global south. Presenting her work at San Art in Ho Chi Minh City as well as a series of recent artist projects including Xu Zhens The Starving of Sudan project, Yang Shaobins X-Blindspot project, and Dinh Q Les Farmers and the Helicopters project (currently on view at MoMA), Butt will explore context and the limitations and boundaries in the production and presentation of art. This is the summer installment of The Curators Perspective, an itinerant public discussion series that features an international curator who distills current happenings in contemporary art, including the artists they are excited by, exhibitions that have made them think, and their views on recent developments in the art world. This event will be preceded by a small wine reception at 6:30 pm. The Curators Perspective is free of charge and open to the public, though seating is limited. To RSVP please contact Chelsea Haines at email@example.com or 212-254-8200 x26. About Zoe Butt Zoe Butt is Curator and Director (Programs and Development) for San Art, an independent artist-run gallery space and reading room in Ho Chi Minh City. She is also Curatorial Manager for Post Vi-Dai, a private collection of contemporary Vietnamese art based between Ho Chi Minh City and Geneva. Previously she was Director, International Programs, Long March Project a complex, multi-platform, international artist organization and ongoing art project based in Beijing, China. Prior to this she was Assistant Curator, Contemporary Asian Art at the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia where she assisted in the development of the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT); key acquisitions for the Contemporary Asian art collection, and other associated gallery programs. For over 10 years she has been researching contemporary Asian art and has both independently and collaboratively curated exhibitions and contributed to various international art publications that have reflected the dynamic art of this region. Read Zoe Butt’s DISPATCH. Visit Post Vi-Dai’s website.
This season of The Curators Perspective has been made possible by the support of Agnes Gund.